Whangarei Falls, Whangarei

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Marvel at the cascading water and lush native bush of Whangarei Falls. The dramatic waterfall plunges 26.3 m (86.3 ft) over basalt cliffs, creating an impressive spectacle that can be enjoyed from three viewing platforms. Two circular walking routes surround the falls, allowing you to take them in from various angles. The Whangarei Falls loop spans just 1 km (0.6 mi) and takes around 30 minutes, while the Sands Road loop stretches 4.8 km (3 mi) and should take approximately three hours. Bear in mind that both walks involve crossing a bridge with no handrail, which may make some visitors nervous. Though neither route is particularly strenuous, comfortable walking shoes are advisable. A picnic area and restrooms are located by the parking lot. Plan to visit Whangarei Falls during your Whangarei vacation using our convenient Whangarei holiday planner.
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  • We were not prepared for the incredible magnificence of these falls. Breathtakingly beautiful. They are in an environmentally sensitive area, but facilities are at hand to make your trip in invasive. ...  more »
  • We had heard so much about the fills qnd we weren't disappointed there was plenty of water to see the surrounds are just beautiful bit of a hike but God we made the effort to see such a beautiful piec...  more »
  • We were told by our landlady how to walk there though the rainforest. Unfortunately we missed the track, and in the end drove there. Try to find the track.  more »
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  • I have seen many water falls and indeed we have many water falls where i live southern part of India called Kerala(Trivandrum) :) Whangarei Falls is mind blowing, beautiful and Serenity !!!
  • Absolutely must see. One of the most beautiful waterfalls we have ever been to. Nice walking track along the river as well.
  • Great place on edge of town. Walk options, even swim if you are keen. Free
  • Absolutely incredibly beautiful falls. What a beautiful area in town!
  • Great place for a quick walk with great views and a range of options for walk times